You blinked, and it’s already May. Welcome to the month that officially opens the door to all antics under the sun. A dependable toss-on tee has never been more important for all those pending poolside hangs and beachside bike rides. Soft, comfortable, and durable, Everywhere Tees are 100% recycled and ethically knit, helping you look fresh and make a difference. Each purchase saves 650 gallons of water vs the cotton alternative. Order in bulk this summer to build a collection from Everywhere to go anywhere, anytime.
We don’t care when the Groundhog sees his shadow, the first day of the best time of the year is when you start loading up on sunscreen. Whether you’re getting ready for 100 degree Palm Springs weather, a fiesta in Mexico, or grabbing the surfboard to tear up Montauk, the products made by Lucky Bastard Co. are designed to keep your skin looking and feeling fresh. Winter is over, and This lucky Bastard is here to lead the fight against the blazing sun.
She’s made of nickel, she says “cheers” on her backside, she is only 3.5 inches tall, and damn she’s fine. The Bikini Babe Bottle opener made by LHN Jewelry and sold by Stag Provisions will be more trustworthy than your own momma, and more attached than your old lady… Calm down, it hooks on to your keychain.
This strong lady is proudly made by hand in Brooklyn, New York.
04 MayWu-Tang: Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) / $24
Wu-Tang: Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) / $24
If Dr. Dre and Ice Cube were Martin Scorsese taking the genre by storm, Wu-Tang was Quentin Tarantino, dripping in a raw, unapologetic, funk. A parental advisory sticker wouldn’t do justice, as one click on the stereo and anything that was in the tape deck before would instantly light on fire, soaked in lighter fluid, and cut to shreds with a Samurai sword. This album on vinyl bangs harder than a round of bullets in Reservoir dogs. Now give it up for the distorted, unpressentant sound from the boys of Staten Island.
For two years, in the 70’s Langdon Clay photographed cars he saw while galavanting the streets of New York. Shot in Kodachrome with a Leica, the shots detail the vehicles against gritty backgrounds.
“I experienced a conversion of sorts in making a switch from the ‘decisive moment’ of black and white to the marvel of color, a world I was waking up to every day,” Clay writes of this work. “At the time it seemed like an obvious and natural transition. What was less obvious was how to reflect my world of New York City in color … I discovered that night was its own color and I fell for it.”
Sup playboy? Instead of bunnies strutting around in lingerie and lack thereof, the Texas Playboys are a rag-tag baseball club, a team of artists, architects, photographers, filmmakers, musicians, adventurers, and all around good-timers. They are the undisputed leaders of the Sandlot Revolution. They hit the road to play like-minded Sandlot teams, storming the country, and cruising the backroads of bygone America. Equal parts social club, social organizers, baseball team, and creative collective—design exclusively made for STAG.
The Holy Grail of grooming tools. Your arsenal of ammunition against unwanted mane just got a whole lot sharper. This is the G-Wagon of razors—period. Black on black with matching wheels and tint, duh. Why would you not roll with the same thing in your grooming kit? Made by Caswell-Massey who has been in the heritage game before the Revolutionary War. Can you say Americana?
This vintage shirt made by imogene + willie is crafted in LA and screen printed in Nashville. Match it with a choice pair of denim, a throw-over jacket or button up. Tennessee Whiskey, Nashville Rock n’ roll, and an American made style, see y’all at the Grand Ole Opry.
When it comes to the weaponry of a camera to compliment an active lifestyle, the Fujifilm X-T30 will have you treating the go-to gadget like Thor treats his hammer. The mirrorless interchangeable-lens matches up to any DSLR. It’s light and stackable for when traversing urban roads and lush landscapes. It may not be made of Asgardian metal, but it shall be known that whoever holds this camera, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of epic snapshots.
VSSL’s products are the sleekest in the adventure stashing biz. This one happens to carry 9 oz of your spirit of choice into the great wide open. The VSSL Adventure Flask is INDESTRUCTIBLE—made of military grade aluminum and entirely waterproof (of course it freakin’ is). Inside holds a bottle opener, and a collapsible shot glass, while the ends are fashioned with an oil-filled precision compass, and a bright LED light—helping you find your way back to the snowed-in lodge after a toast under the gondola.
“And I turned 21 in prison doing life without parole
No one could steer me right but mama tried, mama tried
Mama tried to raise me better, but her pleading I denied
That leaves only me to blame ‘cause mama tried”
The iconic Merle Haggard did indeed spend time in the penitentiary. After his father passed, and before embarking on one of the most successful country music careers of all time, Haggard was locked up on several accounts, and spent time behind bars in San Quentin State Penitentiary.
While the cover of this book immediately reminds you of the sun beating down on a pool, a cold cocktail with an umbrella, and where the only problem you face, is running out of sunscreen. In actuality it’s an interesting, thought provoking book of photographs. The series by Deanna Templeton, documents an eight-year adventure of photos she took of friends in their most vulnerable form—naked, floating beneath the water. The series studies the journey of light, expression and the enigma of water.
The clear forrest color shades made by Sunski are exclusively sold by our friends at Huckberry. 100% full UV protection, polarized, and damn sleek. Ask yourself, do you really see summer 2019 coming and you not having these shades? What a shame. Grab a pair and don’t mess with fate, it’s not a good look…
Machine Era is damn good at helping you rethink what Everyday Carry means. This is the Ti5 Wallet, one of the slimmest, lightest, and most durable wallets we’ve ever slipped our cards and cash in. Made by utilizing the superior properties of aerospace (Grade 5) 6al-4v Titanium, the Ti5 remains the sleekest and strongest wallet in the world, forever changing your perspective on a key object you have with you every single day.
The crew over at Journeymen believe that waking up is more than getting out of bed and going through the motions—it’s a vital time for a refresh of the body and mind preparing to attack the day. Treat yourself to the perfect balance of smoke and citrus with their Natural Body Wash. Formulated with aloe vera and amino acids, these suds effectively do the job while simultaneously intoxicating the senses. Try it once and believe us, it will be part of your morning routine.
All hail these little smokey cones from Haeckels. Fill any room with the smokey bright musk of these incense to enhance any room from the Chicago city flat to the Big Bear mountain cabin. Light the end of the cone and burn for around 15 seconds blowing the ember until red hot. A scent goes a long way for a comfortable space.
Spring is for a sun tans and crisp cold suds—so crack open this bad boy from the brew masterminds at Roadhouse Brewing Co. The Trout Whistle is not your average American Pale Ale, this can packs a triple punch with Mosaic, Calypso, and Azacca hops. Citrusy and balanced, it goes well with any poolside or coastal view. Cheers to cold beers.
In 1967 Jimi Hendrix debuted his first album entitled Are you Experienced. They album dove right into Purple Haze, showcasing Jimi’s superb skills on an instrument that is iconic to him. The argument for the top 5 best guitar players ever is always an interesting one, but they all have one man as #1. The album also features Foxey Lady, Hey Joe, Fire, and The Wind Cries Mary. It is no wonder that with an album with so many hits, Jimi Hendrix became an instant rock and roll God, and immortalized himself on the Mount Rushmore of a genre with a bushel of competition.
What if we were to tell you that the United States still has an active Castle? And that inside it’s walls there has been promiscuous love affairs, belligerent drunken behaviour, US royalty, and death. Not saved only for Scotland, and Palaces in England, Los Angeles’s castle is so… L.A. Perched off a bank on Sunset Blvd. the once luxury condos, now notorious hotel is the exact STAY you could expect in a city of lust, triumph, celebrities, and angels. Buy the book to hear the many tales that only this century old building knows… The Chateau Marmont.
Summer/Spring is the ultimate season for white kicks. The Star Master is suitable for high temps and complements straight cut trousers, jeans, or chinos. These sneaks are made out of 100% cotton and paired with anatomically shaped insoles. Classic style always wins—any time of season.
Not your typical Mentos, though they deserve the thumbs up. Moxey’s Mints are portable, discreet, and delectable. Each mint is formulated with herbal synergists tailored to elevate the cannabis experience, there is a reason Mr. Moxely is a number one seller in the PNW. Choose between Relaxing, Balance, Energizing, or CBD. Handcrafted in small batches the old-fashioned way to promote well-being in mind + body.
How many times do we have to ask ourselves, “why didn’t I write that down?” Word Notebooks are designed to help organize your life and look good in the process. The Drab edition is a pack of three notebooks in a simple muted color way, each filled with 48 lined pages along with Word’s bullet point organizational system, designed to keep the busy mind organized. So write it down—all of it.
23 MayGrovemade Brass Wireless Charging Pad / $139
Grovemade Brass Wireless Charging Pad / $139
Enough with chords. Throw your gadget on Grovemade’s meticulously designed brass wireless charging pad. It offers a sleek and cool look to blend into the vibe of your home, and perhaps most importantly, a smooth transition from the day’s hustle so you can put the phone away to re-juice. Hand-stained natural cork provides an ideal top, while the ¼” solid brass base gives the pad stability to keep it in place.
Compatible with iPhone XS,XS Max, XR, 8 and 8 Plus, and all Qi enabled devices.
If you’re an active man that puts in some serious hours under the sun, you should be making Aesop’s Body Gel a tradition in your everyday skincare. The after-sun hydrator is enhanced with Aloe Vera and Panthenol to soften and soothe our largest organ. Extracts of Petitgrain, Grapefruit, and Lemon finish with a cool balance to refresh the skin. Rapidly absorbed with a non-sticky finish—Aesop for the win, again.
Since the release in August 1991, Ten in the most ironic sense has sold over the albums namesake in millions—that’s right, ten million copies. We’re not here to tell you about this album, you should already know. We can tell you no collection is complete without it, a time capsule to the spearheaded movement of grunge, and the beginning of a band that will echo through the timeline of music history.
“Oh, the pictures have all been washed in black, tattooed everything…”
While other magazines are added to the endangered species list, Monster Children hides under our bed—and we like it. Inside the publication is a lifestyle for alternative souls and creative forward-thinkers who believe ” that fun is the most important thing in life that doesn’t hold back for all things.” Issue 62 is The Future Issue, featuring the like of Evan Mock, Elijah Berle, Gigi Midgley, Punks in Africa, Robots from the Future, someone from Google, a guy that paints faces on rocks and sells them at the bus stop, and the ghost of Bruce Lee.
Dual protection… and we don’t mean two jimmies, perverts. This bad boy from James is constructed to look sharp and keep your keys safe. With a double aluminum security lock, the only way you’re losing your keys is if your memory goes first. Also, the built-in exterior triangle makes for a bottle opener to pop the top off cold brewskis during summer parties in the backyard (sorry New York). Carry on.
There are two type of booze shoppers. Those who shop with their eyes, and those who shop by taste. La Gritona Reposado Tequila checks off both boxes, and what a f*cking name. Say that three times and tell us you don’t feel a lot cooler: “La Gritona Reposado Tequila, La Gritona Reposado Tequila, La Gritona Reposado Tequila”. You’re looking more interesting already. Oh yeah, and the bottles are made from recycled coke bottles. So, next time you feel like some agave, go with the environmentally friendly, delicious, La Gritona Reposado Tequila.
The Gear Grid is designed for the CYTIES cavalier, an urban nomad and modern jet-setter who cares deeply about the details. He is a cultured man, and the well-designed objects he wears or carries with him assist in telling his personal story. He’s a hard worker, a free thinker, and most certainly is a world traveler. Check our Gear Grid with new posts every day to discover curated essentials fostered towards the CYTIES man.